The Chicago Bears (3-5) and Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) will face off in a primetime battle on Monday Night Football. It’s the final game of the Week 9 NFL schedule. The Bears were defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, 33-22, in Week 8 and have now lost three straight games. The Steelers have won three consecutive games and hope to extend it to four in front of their rowdy home crowd. Both teams have failed to cover in four of their last six games.
Kickoff from Heinz Field is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Pittsburgh is favored by seven points in the latest Bears vs. Steelers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is 39. Before locking in any Steelers vs. Bears picks, you have to check out the NFL predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.
The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,800 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 9 of the 2021 season on an incredible 128-86 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the Top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has broken down Bears vs. Steelers on Monday Night Football. You can head to SportsLine to see the picks. Here are the NFL odds and trends for Steelers vs. Bears:
Bears vs. Steelers spread: Steelers -7Bears vs. Steelers over-under: 39 pointsBears vs. Steelers money line: PIT -320, CHI +250PIT: Steelers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games in NovemberCHI: Under is 5-1 in Bears’ last six Monday Night Football games
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Why the Steelers can cover
Rookie running back Najee Harris leads the charge for the Steelers’ backfield. Harris is first among rookies with 479 rushing yards on 128 carries with three touchdowns and is fifth in the NFL with 107.4 scrimmage yards per game. The 2021 first-round pick has recorded more than 100 yards from scrimmage in three consecutive weeks.
Harris had his most productive game against the Denver Broncos in Week 5, finishing with 23 carries for 122 yards and a touchdown. He also reeled in two passes for 20 yards. Harris is a legitimate weapon out the backfield and third on the team with 37 receptions for 273 yards and two scores.
Why the Bears can cover
Rookie running back Khalil Herbert has stepped up in the absence of fellow running back David Montgomery (knee). Herbert is second among rookies with 351 yards on 81 carries. The Virginia Tech product has gone over 100 scrimmage yards in consecutive weeks against the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Last week against the San Francisco 49ers, rookie quarterback Justin Fields finished with 278 yards from scrimmage. He went 19-of-27 for 175 yards with a passing touchdown. He also had 10 carries for 103 yards and a score. He flashed his elite rushing ability and hopes to bring that momentum into Monday Night Football.
How to make Bears vs. Steelers picks
The model has zeroed in on Monday Night Football’s Steelers vs. Bears matchup. It’s leaning over the total, with the model projecting the teams to combine for 40 points. It also says that one side of the spread cashes well over 50 percent of the time. You can only get these picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Steelers vs. Bears on Monday Night Football? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Steelers vs. Bears spread you should be all over, all from the model on a 128-86 roll on its top-rated NFL picks.